Promoting the revitalization of
Summerhill, Mechanicsville and Peoplestown neighborhoods.

The SMP Fund operates exclusively for
the benefit of the these Atlanta, Georgia communities.

About

The S.M.P. Community Fund, Inc., (SMP) was created through the Operating Agreement between the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority (‘the Authority”) and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., (“the Atlanta Braves”) for the purpose of providing funds to the communities that are impacted by the baseball stadium. The intent of the community fee is to benefit the neighborhoods in which the Baseball Complex is situated or which are otherwise affected by the baseball stadium, as the Authority determines. Currently, the funds are used to benefit the neighborhoods of Summerhill, Mechanicsville, and Peoplestown. The Authority has designated SMP as the “Administrator” of these funds.

 

The SMP Board of Directors administers the use of these funds, through grants, for the following purposes; housing, economic development, athletic, sporting, cultural, religious, political, musical, educational and other charitable purposes in the context of the approved comprehensive plan for the SMP neighborhoods. Additionally, the uses are guided by a commitment to serving a significant number of low-income, single-parent, elderly and rental households.

 

General Grant Information

The SMP Community Fund is open to organizations serving at least one of three neighborhoods: Summerhill, Mechanicsville, and Peoplestown. Eligible applicants are organizations designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations that do not meet this qualification may apply through a fiscal agent which has the requisite tax-exempt status.

 

Organizations may apply to carry out programs or services that fall within any of the following categories:

 

 

Programs or services should serve one or more of the following types of households:

 

  • - Low-income
  • - Single-parent Households
  • - Elderly
  • - Rental Households

 

To see previous application materials, click below:

 

Application Instructions

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Application: The application is in a “fillable” file. You must download the file and save it to your computer before you will have the ability to type in the form.

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Evalution Criteria

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To administer the grant process, SMP has contracted for a Grant Administrator. For additional information, contact Kate Little, grants@smpcommunityfund.org.

News

On December 30, 2016, S.M.P. filed a complaint in the Fulton County State Court against the Atlanta Braves for failure to share promised parking fee revenue that the fund has used to bolster community organizations.

 

According to the fund, the agreement included covered parking lots, plazas ramps and walkways, and the Braves were to pay 8.25 percent of the gross revenues received from parking at Turner Field.

 

“Despite this contractual obligation, since at least 2010, Defendants have failed to make such payments in full,” the lawsuit says. “In particular, Defendants have mis-counted the number of parking spaces and so understated the percentage payable under Section 12.8 for the community fee for parking,” [the complaint says].

 

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Latest News

On December 30, 2016, S.M.P. filed a complaint in the Fulton County State Court against the Atlanta Braves for failure to share promised parking fee revenue that the fund has used to bolster community organizations.